School of Social and Political Science

Research subject area content

Research subject area content

Research

Research content

As a subject group we seek to maintain our international reputation in all aspects of the study of science, technology and innovation in society. We produce innovative and interdisciplinary research, public policy advice and consultancy on the socio-economic implications of technology and innovation, as well as the social and historical dimensions of issues such as: the history of science and medicine, information and communication technologies, life sciences, science and technology policy, international development, and the environment.

Research in science, technology and innovation studies is inherently interdisciplinary. The research activities of staff and research students in the subject group are organised through five main research clusters: